Saturday, February 20, 2010

Olympic Rocket

We love the Olympics at our house. The girls are fascinated by all the new sports they get to see on tv. Tonight, Anna ran into the kitchen and said, "Mommy, you've got to come see the Olympics on the tv, there's a boy riding a toy rocket, you HAVE to come see!" She practically dragged me in there. You guessed it, it was the bobsled race! So cool to watch! It is so much fun to see the girls' excitement over something new. I'm guessing the next big snow Chris will be pulling our 4-man sled (I mean bobsled) around with extra speed and encouragement from the kids!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Anna Banana Turns 5

Anna Banana turned 5 on Saturday. It's hard to believe 5 years have flown by. Several weeks ago she asked for a heart-themed party. Since her birthday's a day before V-day, I quickly seized on the opportunity since heart-themed things would be everywhere! The day after Christmas when I asked her if she got everything she could possibly want, she said she still needed a teddy bear. So we decided for her birthday we'd surprise her with a trip to Build-A-Bear. So Saturday morning we headed to the mall. Build-A-Bear is always busy, but imagine the day before V-day! Yikes. There were the usual kids packing in the store. Then throw in a few teenage girls buying stuffed monkeys for their boyfriends and one desperately lost teenage boy who had the sales associate pick out everything (down to the outfit) for him. He looked terribly out of place.
Anna had a great time and made Ellie the bear. We got home in time for our family birthday party. Even though she's still pretty shy, she had a lot of fun and came out if it with some great colorful clothes - her favorite. Though, she is now in love with colorful knee-high socks! We've got to find out where Grammy got them.

Valentine's Love All Around

Last week Chris complained to me how much he doesn't like Valentine's Day. The usual arguments were made. It's just a made-up, commercialized Hallmark/Russel Stover's Holiday. You should be able to show someone you love them everyday, not just on Feb. 14th. Everything is terribly overpriced and if you'd wait a day it would be 1/2 off. Of course, these arguments are all valid. But, as I reminded him, it may not mean anything to him, but it does mean something to me. Ahhh, he felt defeated.
So, Sunday morning came around and Chris picked up chocolate donuts at the store. A great way to start the day according to the girls! (Sam also appreciates chocolate as he calls it "caw caw.") Chris then brought in 9 red roses for me- we have been married 9 years, a box of dark chocolates, and a doormat. Not sure if that was supposed to be a not-so-subtle hint at how he felt for the holiday, but I needed a new one and was thankful. He then brought in each of the girls a single red rose and a little box of chocolates. So cute. For Sam, he bought him his first real-sized football. Sam loved it! Here are some of the pictures. Excuse the chocolate faces as the donuts were yummy!

Ahhh, what kids will say!

The other day, Isabella stubbed her toe and was crying. Chris tried to help her feel better and in the process he asked her which toe was hurt. She replied "the one that went to market." (This little piggy went to market....) So cute!

Her older sister, Sophia told me last week (and again today) that when she is an adult and she's a mom she will ALWAYS say yes to her kids and let them do whatever they want. Good luck with that! She showed me yesterday how much she's growing up. As I (like ALL moms) licked my thumb to wipe something off her face she squealed and said "Gross Mom! You just wiped spit on me!" Yep, and I've been doing it for almost 7 years. Guess she's not a little girl anymore.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tooth Fairy Saga Continued...

Back at the end of October, Sophia lost her first tooth. She quickly followed by loosing another a week or two later. It was a very exciting time in the Moon household. But, she didn't want to give her teeth away to the tooth fairy. She just wouldn't give them up. Cash has little value to her. So, we let her keep them thinking eventually the novelty would wear off and she would finally put them under her pillow.

Well, thank you Junie B. Jones! After reading a chapter into "Junie B. Jones, The Toothless Wonder," Sophia decided she would turn her teeth over to the tooth fairy. She decorated an envelope, put her teeth in, and actually left it under her pillow. Chris and I didn't think she'd actually do it. And of course, if you know me you know I NEVER have cash. It spends way too easily! So we found $2 in quarters for her 2 teeth and Chris tied them together in a cute little bow. We then put them in an envelope under her pillow.

At 1:12 AM, she ran into our room so excited because the tooth fairy had come! FINALLY! She did announce that she had another loose tooth and she might give it to the tooth fairy when it falls out. We'll cross our fingers!